To my Dad. Growing up my dad seemed to always be on 2nd shift at work. I'm sure that it was extremely tiring and trying for him but he always made sure to show us that he loved us. He wasn't afraid to give us hugs and kisses and tell us how much he loved us. He attended every sporting event. Made the most amazing Valentine Boxes. Enjoyed Christmas shopping in the toy department with the enthusiasm of a 6 year old. As I grew older.....those rolls changed.
When I went away to college an hour from home. He would drive to the University after work to take me to the grocery store ( I didn't have a car on campus). Or bring me some yummy goodies from home. He and Mom always made sure that I had money or the things that I needed.
As I entered into married life, he embraced my husband as his own son. He would help us around our new apartments or homes with repairs and projects. Never complaining and always offering a helping hand.
Then the day came when he became a Grandpa! The way that he interacts with and loves my children is AMAZING! It gives me a glimpse into what it must have been like between he and I when I was a child. He never misses a ball practice, game or school musical. He plays with them, spoils them, and loves them unconditionally!
I love you Dad, and hope that you have a wonderful Father's Day!